Garment Technologist

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
08 Aug 2022
08 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a diligent, hardworking, detail orientated person to join the Emilia Wickstead team.  

Must have strong knowledge of the production processes, including garment construction, pattern cutting.  

Be able to trouble shooting any issues that arise, strong communication within the Emilia Wickstead team and factories, with a quick response.

Be responsible for final product. 

Key Responsibilities:
- Creating a product that satisfies design, customers, and manufacturers by being highly passionate about product innovation & product quality
- Taking ownership of the product and all issues related to it through evaluating the quality costs and through recommending & discussing product changes to ensure that customer needs and design objectives are met at all times
    - Follow the critical path and help to ensure that development deadlines are met, flagging issues early to relevant parties, helping to avoid and resolve problems and communicating changes to the team
    - Updating Tech Packs from production fitting, ensuring that all data is up-to-date and correct, and tracking any changes (BOM, CAD, Make, Lay plans, Model file, Measurements)
    - Ensuring wearing tests and dry-cleaning tests are performed during sampling, considering fabric and finishing’s
    - Maintain consistency of quality and fit across all collections, updating and introducing standards and procedures through the supplier manual
    - Communicate fit, quality and construction requirements to manufactures through fitting comments
    - Visiting factories to ensure EW quality and performance standards are met
    - Follow up fabric or garment quality issues with Head of RTW

    - Measuring all SMS and PPS samples prior to each fitting
    - Understanding written notes from production fittings with design 
    - Following up pattern amendments made at fittings with pattern cutters, checking patterns prior to sending to factories
    - Preparing PPS tech packs with up-to-date BOMS, re-issuing lay plans if required, fitting, finishing comments and issuing grading specs
    - Weekly updating of style production tracker
    - Fitting and approving final pre-production size range fit samples with design and updating comments and measurements for pattern cutters and grader prior to sending out for production  
    - Following up pattern amendments made at PP fittings with pattern cutters, checking patterns prior to sending to factories
    - Follow up fabric or garment quality issues with Head of RTW
    - Liaising with UK factories & offshore on production at all stages, also following up delivery deadlines
    - Seasonal QC inspection visits with factories in UK & offshore factories
    - Seasonal review with design and sales team on fit requirements and finishing
    - Seasonal market research in fit, sizing and finishes    
    - Managing quality feedback from EW store and our W/S client to appropriate action to implement improvement
    - Visiting Emilia Wickstead store to review latest delivery of production garments and ensure quality delivered is as expected per collection.
    - Report to your RTW Manager on any issues with both development & production.
- Supporting Head of RTW as required

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